CPCB Community Outreach
CPCB also participates in various events in the Region, as well as visiting various local schools to give presentations on aquatic ecology and water resource issues. Contact Debbie Baker if you would like more information about these services.
Lawrence KS: CPCB participates in this annual Earth Day celebration which aims to educate the community about alternative modes of transportation, sustainable living techniques, and our local environment. CPCB's contribution to this event is an educational booth displaying a variety of local aquatic insect specimens as well as information about our ongoing water quality projects.
Held at Clinton Lake each fall, about 200 5th graders visit our activity tables to learn about the organisms that live in Kansas streams and lakes.
Sponsored by the Jayhawk Audubon Society, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Unified School District 497, held each January in Lawrence, Kansas.
Leavenworth County High Schools, Kansas
In conjunction with biological assessments of Stranger and Wolf Creeks in Leavenworth County, Kansas, we have helped to initiate a water quality monitoring program that is being conducted by students at Tonganoxie, Linwood-Basehor, and Pleasant Ridge High Schools. We provide hands-on training sessions to these students in order to demonstrate the procedures that are used to measure various physical, biological, and chemical water quality variables. Click here to read more about the Wolf Creek assessment.
University of Kansas Educational Talent Search/Kansas Geological Survey Environmental Science Academy
The CPCB assisted the Kansas Geological Survey in leading a watershed program for Wyandotte County 7th graders who are in the University of Kansas Educational Talent Search program. We met once a month at the Schlagel Library on Wyandotte County Lake.
High school students in CAPS visit CPCB to learn about research in aquatic bioassessment and have joined us in the field for demonstrations of fish survey techniques.